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Hannah in the Wars: the European album release tour
8pm Saturday 23 May
Hannah in the Wars: the European album release tour
"Hannah has a very sincere and passionate vocal that is pure, clean and natural.... a wonderful mix of modern rhythmic folk with electric guitar, piano and strings.... best showcased in Like a Stone and Dark Summer Dawn.... I thoroughly recommend it."
Andrew Smit, Muzic.net
Now based in London, Hannah has been working with Roger O'Donnell of The Cure and a handpicked group of musicians to create Hannah In The Wars.  O'Donnell has supported the band by offering up his country home as a recording base, as well as providing guidance with vocal performance, arrangements and his expertise in synth programming.
Songwriter Hannah Curwood originates from the stark, remote region of Central Otago in New Zealand.  Her first two albums were Sky Above, Horse Below (2007) and The Blind Love EP (2009).  Both received resounding critical acclaim with tracks such as murder ballad It's Been Snowing All Winter with its dark lyrics, twisted imagery and ethereal melody.
Pighog Poetry @ Redroaster
7.45/8pm Thursday 28 May
Pighog Poetry @ Redroaster

The Pighog poetry night continues its 2015 series - under the wing of US literary publisher Red Hen - and with the ongoing ambition to bring Brighton poetry enthusiasts groundbreaking experiences of the written and spoken word.  Read Robin Houghton and Ann Perrin on April's Pighog night.

We're anticipating a lively and varied evening with D.A. Prince (HappenStance press), Deborah Tyler-Bennett (Shoestring), and Andie Davidson.

D.A. Prince ... lives in Leicestershire and London. She has two collections of poetry - Nearly the Happy Hour (2008) and Common Ground (2014), both from HappenStance Press.

Deborah Tyler-Bennett ... has had five collections of poetry published, her latest volume being Kind of Keats (Shoestring, 2013) poems based on a residency at Keats House, Hampstead.

Andie Davidson ... is, among other things, a writer, poet, trumpet player and dancer, originally a northerner, now living with her partner in Hove. She is a member of the Brighton Stanza of the Poetry Society.

There'll also be the usual open mic – sign up early to avoid disappointment. Look forward to seeing you there!
Nick Sayers Brighton Solargraphs: The Sun Over the City
Friday 1st May - Sunday 28th June
Nick Sayers Brighton Solargraphs: The Sun Over the City
A Brighton Fringe Exhibition

Six-month exposure pinhole camera photographs of iconic Brighton and Hove landmarks.  These photos reveal a dreamlike, four-dimensional view of the city and the Sun's tracks across the sky as it passes from winter to summer.  They were shot using handmade beer-can pinhole cameras, often secretly attached to buildings and street furniture.

The Exhibition runs from Friday 1st May - Sunday 28th June, during cafe opening hours

The Workshop: Make your own pinhole camera  will be held on
Friday 22 May and Saturday 20 June, 7.45 - 10pm
at a cost of £8 (including all materials). Child friendly (10 years and up)

Artist Talk is FREE on Wednesday 3 June, 7.45-10pm

Drinks and snacks available at all evening events.
To book a talk or workshop, please visit nicksayers.eventbrite.com
To contact Nick Sayers: mail@nicksayers.com or phone 07812 036415

> File Download: brightonsolargraphs-fring.pdf
May 2011 -
Hyperbolic coffee cactus
Nick Sayers is an artist and graphic designer whose work explores the beauty of maths and science, often using everyday materials to make science accessible, real and fun. 

His exhibit, the 1.2-metre Hyperbolic Cactus woven from 630 wooden coffee stirrers, has been on permanent display at the coffeehouse since 2011.  To contact Nick and find out more, please click on the following links:
Flickr photos

> File Download: hyperboliccoffeecactus-in.pdf
Illumination by Woodstar
29 September 2013 -
Illumination by Woodstar

Brighton wood sculptor Dave Gourlay of Woodstar, has created a series of architectural lights displaying the translucence of different wood veneers, which form a permanent exhibition at the cafe. 

The pendant Trinity shades are adjustable.  When shut down they give sculptural mood lighting, when opened up they allow a practical quantity of direct light to suffuse the room.  Woodstar offer a range of pendant and wall mounted lampshades.  Alternatively you can specify a unique light, or combination of lights which reflect the proportions, palette and feel of your particular scheme.

Woodstar is a Brighton based company, specialising in shaping wood into curves, circles
and spheres.  They take their inspiration from classical geometry and natural forms.

If you would like to view further examples of their work (all displayed at Redroaster
are for sale) please go to the Woodstar website .

Opening Times:
7.00 am to 7.00pm Monday to Saturday
8.00am to 6.30pm on Sunday
Always a fantastic cup of coffee